Matt Timmons

Matt is a Technical Writer at ValuePenguin, focusing on insurance. He previously created educational content at Grovo Learning and MarketSmiths Content Strategists.

The Best and Cheapest Home Insurers in Connecticut

Our home insurance recommendation for most Connecticut homeowners is MetLife, as it offered rates that were 21% under the statewide average...

What Homeowners Need to Know About Insurance and Halloween

Halloween is a wonderful occasion for spooky fun and delicious treats, but some take the opportunity to cause havoc. Here's how insurance...

The Best and Cheapest Motorcycle Insurance Companies in New York

We recommend Nationwide motorcycle insurance for most people in New York state, because it had the best combination of affordable rates,...

The Best and Cheapest Home Insurance Companies in Washington

We recommend Mutual of Enumclaw as a great choice for home insurance in Washington. Its rates were much below the typical price we found in...

Insurance May Cost College Students Up To $11,732 Per Year — Here's How to Save

Until now, you've been covered by your parents' insurance, and could count on it for peace of mind if something bad happens — but now you...

Where Women Pay Less, But More Often: the Gender Gap in Surgery Costs

Women get much more surgery than men — 1.5 million more surgeries among the top 10 procedures for each gender. However, the average price...

Insurers Are Collecting More Information Than Ever Before. Is It Worth the Trade-Off?

Car insurance companies are using smartphones and always-on trackers to set insurance rates. Should you sign up, or do the risks outweigh...

Where Are You Most Likely to Be in a Fatal DUI in Florida?

There were 515 deaths due to DUIs in Florida in 2017, but not every city is equally at risk. Sarasota had the most DUI deaths per capita—12...

Where Are You Most Likely to Be in a Fatal DUI in New York in 2019?

In 2017 (the latest year for which data is available), 206 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in New York state, but not every...

Gap Insurance: How Does it Work and Do I Need it?

Gap insurance is a worthwhile investment for drivers who own cars worth less than the amount owed.